Honduran President Burns Confiscated Shark Fins

On May 31, 2012, Honduran President Porfirio Lobo Sosa bunt 184 pounds of shark fins confiscated by the Honduran navy. Sosa and supporters hope that the event will help send a message to the public that shark finning is illegal and the law will be enforced. They also hope to gain support for implementing programs that provide a sustainable livelihood from the ocean without killing sharks or overfishing other resources.